Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The November 29, 1864 Sand Creek Massacre
This massacre is about the most well known massacre of innocent Native Americans, committed by the American Army. The events leading up this massacre which occurred in Kiowa County, Colorado, which is in southeastern Colorado, may not be so acceptable because the Anishinabe people who were massacred by American soldiers, may have been at peace with the United States, when this massacre occurred on November 29, 1864, or about 3 days after the Battle of Adobe Walls was fought in Texas. The Anishinabe people who fought the Battle of Adobe Walls, were obviously fleeing to the north of Mexico. I do suspect that the Anishinabe people in Colorado (white historians refer to them as Arapaho and Cheyenne) were preparing for an exodus from Colorado, to possibly the Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah region, or possibly down to the north of Mexico. These Anishinabe people originally lived in Indiana, southern Michigan, and Ohio. They are known as the Black River and Swan Creek Chippewa's. They commenced an exodus from there, to the Kansas-Oklahoma-Texas region in 1838-1839. It is known as the Cherokee Trail of Tears. However, no Cherokee left on that exodus caused by the Seven Fires Prophecy. After arriving to the Kansas-Oklahoma-Texas region, Anishinabe soldiers had to war upon the native tribes of that region. They quickly subdued them then settled down there.
Within a short while, they had forced their way into the eastern Colorado region, then into the Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah region where they merged with the earlier Anishinabe population and their Indian and black allies. In 1858, the whites commenced an invasion into eastern Colorado, after gold was discovered there. After large numbers of white settlers settled down in Colorado, troubled erupted between the Anishinabe people of Kansas and Colorado, and those white settlers. The white settlers complained to their leaders and demanded that the Anishinabe people be confined to small Reservations, or forced to relocate elsewhere. Anishinabe ogimak knew from prophecy that they had to act on behalf of their people. They commenced to war upon the invading whites, and also commenced diasporas away from the whites. It was the diasporas the whites wanted to halt. Most likely the 800 or so Anishinabe people under ogima Black Kettle's leadership, were captured by American soldiers and confined to a location where the Americans could watch them. The whites did not want them attempting to flee to Mexico. On November 29, 1864, a possible Anishinabe attempt to escape from their prison occurred, which resulted in the American Army attacking the large camp of Anishinabek. As many as 163 Anishinabek were killed and 100s more wounded in the massacre. Most were women and children. American casualties were 24 killed and 52 wounded. Those Anishinabe people who survived the massacre most certainly fled towards the west, or to the north of Mexico.